|Hi Frank — There's an extra "L" in your link: thefoa.org|
Aside from that, confusology reigns. I can't answer your question, but suggest that it doesn't really matter.
The attempt to fob off inferior throughput for profit preservation at increasing cost to captive customers is a scam, perpetrated by the usual suspects, now assisted by the FCC. This isn't the place to explore the political dimension.
In the greater picture telecom is at, or near, maturity in many large markets. Market-driven desire for increased revenues will have predictable effects.